Local History

28 May 2015

Archives and record offices are sometimes housed in unusual locations, as Alan Crosby recently discovered on a trip to Denbighshire

21 May 2015

A week in Sicily led columnist Alan Crosby to dwell upon the island's turbulent history and the stories of people arriving and departing from its shores

14 May 2015

Despite having Polish relatives, Alan Crosby still struggles to get his head around some of that nation's unusual naming conventions

11 May 2015

Our military expert Phil Tomaselli looks for the records of two soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to discover if information about their service in the First World War survived a blaze 

08 May 2015

Following yesterday's General Election, Paul Blake take a look at poll books and electoral registers, which can reveal your ancestors' voting habits and much more besides

07 May 2015

Many wedding photographs feature gardens and historic houses, but when Alan's grandparents married in 1922, the backdrop was a little bit more unusual

29 April 2015

After hearing about the tragic earthquake in Nepal, Sarah Williams discovered that her great grandfather had experienced a similar disaster while working in the country during the 1930s

27 April 2015

Our military expert Phil Tomaselli reveals the truth behind the death of Roger Bradley's relative Florence Buckley, who served with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) during the First World War 

23 April 2015

It's the centenary of Gallipoli this weekend. Deputy editor Claire Vaughan has picked her five favourite resources for researching the soldiers who fought there

20 April 2015

Professor Rebecca Probert helps Christine Lawrance unravel the mystery surrounding her ancestor Julie Ann Green who married twice within a year to different men

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